The first Lodge of Freemasons in the Mississippi territory was established by the Grand Lodge of Kentucky in Natchez on October 16, 1801. It was called Harmony Lodge. The second and third Lodges in Mississippi were chartered by the Grand Lodge of Tennessee. The first was chartered on August 2, 1816, and was also located in Natchez. It was named after Andrew Jackson. The second was chartered on April 19, 1817, in Port Gibson and was named after George Washington. In 1818, a year after Mississippi was admitted to the Union as the 20th state, these three Lodges, Harmony, Jackson and Washington formed the Grand Lodge of Mississippi.
In 1910, the Grand Lodge of Mississippi reorganized its Masonic home in Meridian to accommodate children and orphans of indigent Brothers. Eleven years later it opened a second home for boys in Columbus. By 1996, the homes were closed, but over its 88 years they cared for more than 1,000 children.
Today, Grand Master Randy W. Glover presides over 222 local Lodges and more than 11,800 Brothers. The Grand Lodge supports many charities and local community projects.
Among the many honored members of the Grand Lodge of Mississippi include: US Senators John Stennis and Trent Lott, Governor William Winter, and the Father of Country Music, Jimmy Rogers.
Most Worshipful Bro. Randy W. Glover, Grand Master
Mississippi/U.S. – Person arrested after shooting at old Masonic Temple
Missisipi/U.S. – Masonic Lodge donates gun locks for deputies
Mississippi/U.S. – Indianola Masonic Lodge installs officers for 2022
Mississippi/U.S. – Freemasons donate fun bags for kids
Mississippi/U.S. – Oxford Freemason Group Raise Funds for CASA of Lafayette County and Boy Scouts
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- Congratulations and Welcome to the 2023 Grand Lodge Officers! March 21, 2023The post Congratulations and Welcome to the 2023 Grand Lodge Officers! appeared first on The Grand Lodge of Mississippi F∴ & A∴ M∴.Lane Dossett
- 2023 Grand Lodge Session Agenda March 15, 2023(click here to download a pdf of the agenda) Sheraton Flowood – Refuge Hotel and Conference Center THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2023 7:00A Registration for Representatives, Past Masters and Others – Credentials Desk8:00A Exemplification of Three Degrees – Grand Ball Room Jason Jefcoat, PGM, Grand Lecturer DDGL’s – Board of Custodians10:00A Foundation Board of Directors, Finance […]Lane Dossett
- How to Conduct a Lodge Audit March 15, 2023Often, Lodge audit reports are hurriedly put together shortly before Officer Installation Ceremonies. As a result, the integrity of the process may not be adequately fulfilled, and little useful information is provided to the Lodge. This guide, provided by the Grand Lodge Education Committee, is designed to provide information and education on better practices, including […]Lane Dossett
- Investigation Committee Resource Guide March 7, 2023Click here to download the Resource Guide Fulfilling our roles as “Guardians of the West Gate” is an import aspect of a healthy Lodge and Fraternity, perhaps more than ever. The art of interviewing is a valuable skill. Many are already familiar with the Education Committee’s Investigative Form, which provides sample questions and a format […]Lane Dossett
- Ritual Vocabulary & Glossary February 28, 2023Have you ever been sitting in lodge and heard “imprecations,” only to think, “That’s a funny way to say implications…I wonder if that’s another one of those Mississippications for ‘of’: ‘uhv’ versus ‘ahv'”?! Have you ever wondered why Lodges stress the importance of signing your dues cards in person? Ne varietur is the reason. Ne […]Lane Dossett
- Masonic Etiquette February 25, 2023Promoting a deeper understandingof Masonic Etiquette in the Practice of Mississippi MasonryGrand Lodge of Mississippi Education CommitteeFebruary 2023 The following guide is available as a pdf file under the “Education,” “Education Publications” pull-down menus from the website’s homepage or may downloaded by clicking here. There is a distinction to be made as to what constitutes […]Lane Dossett
- Williams Digest of Laws February 20, 2023Williams Digest of Laws has been updated through the 2021 Grand Lodge Session. Changes for the 2022 Session will be updated when proceeds are approved at the upcoming Grand Lodge. Williams Digest of Laws The post Williams Digest of Laws appeared first on The Grand Lodge of Mississippi F∴ & A∴ M∴.Lane Dossett
- Wardens Columns: Part 2 (Practical) February 20, 2023In Part 1 of this presentation, the focus was on the theoretical basis and some background on the uses of columns and pillars was discussed from the symbolic, historical, mythological, and religious context. The focus In Part 2 will be on the practical applications and the conclusion of our research. For those not having read […]Lane Dossett
- Wardens Columns: Part 1 (Theory) February 20, 2023The Mississippi Lodge of Research and Education DCXL will have its next Stated Communication, Friday, December 2 at 7 pm at the Jackson York Rite Building. All Mississippi Master Masons are invited to attend and view the latest acquisition in our attempt to “get back to the old customs.” (1) During the education component of […]Lane Dossett
- St John the Baptist Day/Stated Communication/June 24, 2022 February 20, 2023Solstices and Equinoxes: What they represent to Mississippi Masons The longest day in 2022 will be today, June 21, 2022, traditionally known as the first day of Summer. However, as the actual time occurred at 0413 am this morning, we will NOT be in strict observance today. Instead, we use the event to honor one […]Lane Dossett
- The Palm as an emblem (Part 3) February 20, 2023After having addressed the palm as an emblem in two other portions of this essay, we will now turn to the unique and peculiar Masonic perspective, beginning with Brother Rob Morris, the second “Poet Laureate of Freemasonry,” and creator of the Order of the Eastern Star. Bro. Morris writes that the island of Patmos was […]Lane Dossett
- The Palm as an Emblem (Part 2) February 20, 2023To continue a discussion of the topic introduced in Part 1 of an earlier essay, The Palm as an Emblem (Part 1),[i] we begin with another frame of reference and that is of the linguistics related to the palm tree. Linguistics is concerned with the nature of language and communication. In this context we desire to […]Lane Dossett
- The Palm as an Emblem (Part 1) February 20, 2023“Every figure, character and emblem depicted in a Lodge has a moral meaning…” “Let he that hath eyes see…” Matthew 13: 9-16 KJV “…Freemasonry is not only the most ancient, but the most moral science known to man. Every figure, character and emblem depicted in a Lodge has a moral meaning, and forcibly inculcates the […]Lane Dossett
- 204th Annual Communication February 18, 2022Brethren, Below is the agenda for our upcoming Annual Communication. While I have your attention, please permit me to provide a few reminders: Less than 1 month remains to submit Scholarship Applications. Please read the form IN FULL before submitting. It is accessible by clicking here. Unless YOU arranged for early check in with the Hotel, CHECK IN IS […]Michael Baker
- Masonic Services Association Kentucky Disaster Relief Appeal December 14, 2021(click here to download the MSANA request for appeal) As you are aware, multiple tornadoes ripped through the State of Kentucky destroying everything in their path. These tornadoes may go down as the worst in history. It has been suggested that one tornado was on the ground for 220 miles. Several Lodges have suffered catastrophic […]Michael Baker
- 203rd Annual Communication June 28, 2021Brethren, July 1st is the Deadline for getting rooms at our low room rate at the Hilton Jackson. A few rooms are still available. The easiest way to be sure you get the correct rate is to use the website link below. If you call, please be sure to use the 601 number below and […]Michael Baker
- A Good Man February 17, 2021What is a good man? It’s a simple question, but ask an attorney, and you’ll get the standard answer: “it depends.” And thus another debate began. My home Lodge had two candidates tonight that were submitted for review by an assigned investigative committee. The Grand Lodge has a form entitled the “Subordinate Lodge Investigation Committee […]Lane Dossett
- Mississippi Disaster Relief Appeal November 25, 2020PLEASE NOTE: All Funds Donated for this purpose should be sent to MSANA, not the Grand Lodge. MSANA will send 100% of funds raised to us, but filtering the donations through them helps us keep track of the donations and their intended use. November 23, 2020 Mississippi Disaster Relief AppealMississippi has experienced a tremendous amount […]Michael Baker
- The Northeast Corner October 30, 2020Something that has been right in front of me for some time struck me recently – how within The Grand Secretary’s Office (the Grand Lodge Building as many call it) the physical office of the Grand Secretary is situated in the Northeast Corner of the building, directly above the Cornerstone. Masons should be well aware […]Jared Stanley
- The Roof October 22, 2020I enjoy reading history, especially primary documents such as Lodge minutes and Grand Lodge Proceedings. They are filled with Masonic lessons. Here’s an example.In fall of 1888 a leak was noticed in southwest corner of the Lodge roof. The WM appointed a committee to study this leak. In December the committee was not ready to report. In […]Michael Baker
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